Extract about Thomas Jefferson, by the Marquis de Chastellux

for we may safely aver, that Mr. Jefferson is the first American who has consulted the fine arts to know how he should shelter himself from the weather.

Published in François Jean de Beauvoir, marquis de Chastellux, Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782, trans. and ed. Howard C. Rice Jr. (1963), 2:42.
Author
Marquis de Chastellux
Date Range
Date
April 15, 1782 to April 16, 1782
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Repository
Peterson; Howard C. Rice, Jr. ed Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782